AURIL2014 Conference Programme

Thursday 9th October

08:30-10:00         Registration & coffee

10:00-10:05         Conference Welcome
Dr Alasdair Cameron, Executive Director, AURIL

10:05-10:15         Chair's Conference Address
Dr David Bembo, AURIL Chair

10:15-10:45         Universities and Economic Development – Challenges and Opportunities
Prof Luke Georghiou, Vice-President Research & Innovation, University of Manchester

10:45-11:15         A University Challenge - harnessing world-class research & innovation capabilities for regional prosperity
                               Prof Roy Sandbach, Innovation Strategy Lead, North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP)

11:15-12:00         Coffee break

12:00-12:30         Redx and Academia: The good, the bad and the future                           
                               Mark Craighead, Head of Business Projects, Redx Anti-infectives Ltd

12:30-13:00         How to build an external research programme – An industrial perspective
Owen Nicholson, External Research Programme Manager, Dyson

13:00-14:00         Lunch

14:30-15:30         Breakout Session 1 (choose one of the following)

16:00-17:00         Breakout Session 2 (choose one of the following)

19:00-23:00         Conference Dinner


Friday 10th October

09:00-09:05        Welcome
          Dr Alasdair Cameron, Executive Director, AURIL

09:05-09:30        Knowledge Exchange in Germany
                              Alfred Schillert, Head of Board, TechnologieAllianz e.V.and Managing Director, PROvendis GmbH

09:30-10:00        Beyond Producing Corporate Executives: The Small Business Charter and the Entrepreneurial Business

                              Prof Angus Laing, Chair, Association of Business Schools and Dean of Business and Economics,
                              Loughborough University

10:00-10:30        Coffee

10:30-11:30        Breakout Session 3 (choose one of the following)

11:45-12:15        Making the Case for Social Science
                              Prof James Wilsdon, Chair, Campaign for Social Science and Professor of Science & Democracy, SPRU,
                              University of Sussex
12:15-12:45        Observations on Business-University Collaboration in the UK
                              Adrian Bailey MP, Chair, House of Commons Business Innovation and Skills committee

12:45-13:00        Closing Remarks

13:00-14:00        Lunch